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September 2021

A guided walk around Lydford (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 27 September 2021 at 11:15 am
Castle Inn Lydford, Devon EX20 4BH
£5

Announcing a guided walk around Lydford: the Saxon town defences, Norman earthworks, castle and church. Lydford has a remarkable history much of which is still evident on the ground. This visit will explore the…

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Guided walk around Tavistock (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 29 September 2021 at 2:00 pm
Tavistock Town Hall, Bedford Square
Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE
Free

A guided walk around the town, entitled Tavistock - one thousand years of history to be led by historian and archaeologist Andrew Thompson. Meet outside the Town Hall at 2 pm. There is no…

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October 2021

The Way of the Wharves (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 1 October 2021 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£1 – £3

A Bideford Arts project. The speaker Michael Teare leads the WOTW team. He is a marine ecologist and is passionate about maritime history. The Way of the Wharves charity was established in 2020 to…

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AGM 2021 (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 2 October 2021 at 2:00 pm
Tavistock Guildhall Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE
Free

Tavistock and West Devon Branch Annual General Meeting The Tavistock and West Devon Branch of The Devonshire Association invites all Branch members to its Annual General Meeting, to be held in Tavistock Guildhall at…

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Industrial Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley (IA Section)

Wed. 6 October 2021 at 11:00 am
£3 – £5

This field trip will explore the industrial remains to be found in a walk from Shaugh Bridge car park to look at the china clay dries, brickworks and iron ore mining and tramway remains.…

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Exeter Cathedral Lady Chapel and Bishop’s Palace Garden (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 6 October 2021 at 2:00 pm
Exeter Cathedral
£5

A guided tour of Exeter Cathedral's Lady Chapel and the Bishop’s Palace Garden. Meet at 2 pm at the Welcome/Entry Desk just inside the Cathedral (West End).

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Soil: A cornerstone of life (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 October 2021 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2

A talk “Soil: A Cornerstone of Life” to be given by Dr Kate Schofield in partnership with the Sidmouth Science Festival. Dr Schofield is a biogeochemist and soil scientist at the University of Plymouth,…

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Sidmouth Science Festival (Geology Section)

Sat. 9 October 2021 at 11:00 am
All Saints Church, All Saints Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8ES
Free

Dr Jenny Bennett, Chair of the Geology Section, will be giving a talk on the geology of the River Exe at the Sidmouth Science Festival Geology Day on 9 October at 11 am. For…

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The Upton Pyne Barrows and the Early Bronze Age in Devon (History Section)

Mon. 11 October 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “The Upton Pyne Barrows and the Early Bronze Age in Devon” to be given by Henrietta Quinnell. The talk will look at what is known…

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Coldharbour Mill (IA Section)

Thu. 14 October 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Coldharbour Mill in the Context of the Industrial Revolution”, given by Peter Fisher. The talk is an overview of the development of Coldharbour Mill, at…

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The History of Cartoons (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 October 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Professor Ian Barclay will give a talk entitled "The History of Cartoons, the social impact on society from ancient cave art to modern media". Please note that whilst it is hoped that the Branch…

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The Moroccan High Atlas Mountains (Geology Section)

Sat. 16 October 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. Dr Sarah Boulton (University of Plymouth) will give a talk “When did the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains get high?” Important notes To join this meeting please contact…

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